The Negative Effects Of Social Media

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As of the 3rd season of 2017, Facebook has 2.07 billion users, an astounding accomplishment for Mark Zuckerberg. But what were his intentions when he was creating the globally-known website? Of course, his goal was allowing people to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as meeting new people over the World Wide Web. But did social media addiction or cyber bullying ever cross his mind as factors that could give people a negative impact on his site? Maybe so, but there are also educational purposes that can help students do better in school on social media sites. Does that mean that these impacts cancel each other out? In this essay, I am going to justify both sides of the fence when it comes down to the use of social media and the impact on its users. First of all, how does social media have positive impacts on its users? Well, the sole purpose for many of the popular social media sites is to connect with familiar faces such as your family and friends. Meeting and chatting with new people is also a key feature that helps build new relationships in today’s society. It lets people stay updated on your life by posting statuses, pictures, and videos. But, if you were to view this from a social psychologist’s standpoint, what are the influences that make people want to share their daily lives with the rest of society? Self-esteem and self-confidence play a significant role in posting and sharing their personal lives on the internet. Just a “like”, “thumbs up”, or a

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